After some mulling it over Andrew has claimed 2750 as his new Challenge points target and so to kick-off his new gambit he's sent in these wonderful ancient Briton slingers and fanatics.
I had decided that while I was working on some Ancient Britons that we needed for a game, that I might as well paint a few more up!
One thing my tribes needed were a few more skirmish slingers, under our rule changes for Hail Caesar all skirmish units are groups of three figures mounted on pennies. Now I looked in my bits box and found 5 slingers, which left me short of making two units but after a good rummage I came up with another four figures that I could readily convert into the aforementioned.
So now I have bolstered the forces with 3 units of 3 slingers again these are all Newline 20mm metals. The new slingers were made by removing spears and cutting a loop of fine florists wire to make a new sling, I kept the colours a bit more muted on these but still had to do checks and stripes on a few for good measure.
In a very rare moment I was sat painting the other day and had a bit of an idea, you see advancing age means that occasionally I forget the special rules for some troops, the Ancient British warbands have a wild fighters rule which give them a bonus in their first combat, so I came up with the idea of a marker to aid as a visual reminder to use the rule, and then once used can be removed signifying the unit has already been in combat and used its bonus.
Again a good rummage in the bits box provided me with 12 naked fanatics, so I mounted these onto pennies and created some markers.
Now in all fairness I could have just painted them in the flesh colour and called that it. But fanatics are fanatics and the little blighters called for some war paint to protect there modesty a little.
I did not give them shields as they will be regularly handled and therefore they would be unlikely to stay attached for too long. I did have to make a couple of javelins for two figures as they had no weapon, as brave as they may have been I don't envisage them being so stupid as to not need something to fight with.
Wonderful stuff Andrew. Again, I really like the trews on the slingers but the fanatics are my favourite with their wode tattoos.
These wild Briton will give Andrew 90 points with a bit added in for the tattoos and trews.